Re: GUIDE: HD DVD Standalone Firmware Upgrade; New Toshiba HD-A2 owners: read this first!
Tried your ethernet update procedure and locked up at step 4/5. Did hard reboots (unplugging or holding the power button) repeatedly without luck. Toshiba is accepting it for repair. Either this is a crapshoot or the fact that you did not include setting NTP=on like specified at the Toshiba site caused my problem. I'd add that to the procedure or link directly to the Toshiba directions which actually shows each page, making it easier to follow.